Archive for April, 2020

I have too many Bikes and Cars. Over 8 or 9 combined and when I saw this real diamond in the rough, all it needed was some cutting to make the diamond shine. Some little cosmetics, I just had to have it.

as it goes around, and so it comes around…mfischer

Only 24k on the bike. What a deal, very low miles on this bike, It has a New York title and I have not had it long enough to transfer it over to PA.

R75/5 TOASTER BMW 1973 SCRANTON, PA 120 miles from Philly and NYC.. With only 24000 miles, I was told that Hermy’s (Port Clinton, PA) rebuilt the engine as well as having low miles. The engine starts and runs like a complete new one. I have had a new R90 from the same year, and it starts and runs like that R90 that I bought new. This is a nice and reliable airhead as any I have ridden, purchase or sold. (I have had about 8 in the last 20 years)

Well, it was cold in October when I got a call from a friend that a R75/5 was for sale and I always wanted one. This one was on Craig’s list near Elmira, New York.

My friend, Joe B and I, got into my Prius, added the trailer, some candy bars, a few waters and left from Scranton, Pa . A mere 3 hours away to Elmira NY. . It was really blowing, snorting, and the wind was a whipping. We got to the GPS address and saw the “Toaster” Just sitting in the wind and on the iced driveway.

As we approached the door swung open and this older “Hippie” Type guy came out, said a couple of words, and started it up and drove it over the farm road out front, through all of the gears up the road and back.

After a minute of standing out and freezing we came to a price, loaded it on the back of the trailer and departed. It really was cold.

During the brief frozen conversation he stated the following.

  1. He bought it from his friend down the road, these people were really in the woods. The man was a collector of BIKES and he wanted to sell this R75/5
  2. Engine was rebuilt by Hermy’s BMW in PA, new pipes and mufflers, new battery. Looks likes rims and spokes as well. This very anxious hippie, did not have time for the toaster as he had a yard full of cars, tractors, wood harvesting stuff, tractors and Harleys. His loss that frozen day in New York state, was my gain, or your gain. I do sell a lot of bikes when I get special ones like this and I wanted a R75/5 for a long time.

It really is a nice Airhead, and the people who did the restoration did a great job on the mechanical, the fenders need striping and that is all this needs, it is a great bike, When I sell it I will cover my costs only. It has the wide handle bars and knobby tires as the previous guy bought it for riding the back roads around Elmira, New York. I have been riding it here in NE PA along the same type of roads and it is a blast to ride.

OK…….. call me or text 570 815 6294, current price is $4500 and I can deliver it

I got her back to Pa, startered it up, and the first day it wasn’t snowing put about 50 miles on it (still has the NY registration), as I have not changed it over. Realized than I have too many cars and bikes and decided that as good as this air head is, (It is the best I have driven, shocks, suspension, engine etc) I don’t need it, so I am selling it. To many other cars, bikes etc.